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    Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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    About Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 09 days

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      9 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
      Hotel/Lodge/Tea House
    • Meals
      All meals included during the trekking
    • Mx.altitude
    • Vehicle
      Toursit Bus/Private Vechile
    • Max. People

    Trip Highlights

    • Trek to Mount Annapurna's base camp, passing Machhapuchhre Base Camp
    • Experience ethnic cultural villages and enjoy their Himalayan lifestyle
    • Hike from scenic hills to the rocky Himalayas
    • Explore diverse flora and fauna through the route
    • Visit Pokhara and enjoy its many attractions, including Phewa Lake

    Trip Overview

    The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an exceptional way to explore the captivating Annapurna Mountain Range of Nepal. With its 13 peaks over 7,000 meters and 16 peaks over 6,000 meters, the Annapurna massif is a sight to behold. The trek is perfect for those who have limited time but still want to experience the natural beauty of the region.

    During the trek, you will pass through the Annapurna Conservation Area, where you can witness a variety of flora and fauna, including many endangered species. The trail starts from the city of Pokhara, which is known for its natural beauty and cultural significance. Pokhara is a tourist hub where you can enjoy the magnificent mountain views and indulge in Nepali culture at the many restaurants lining the lake-side.

    The trek meanders through the lush woodlands of pine, oak, and maple, and you will pass through several ethnic settlements, such as Sinuwa, Chhomrong, and Kilyu. These settlements offer a glimpse into the indigenous Magar and Gurung people's unique culture and traditions. Throughout the trek, you will be mesmerized by the spectacular views of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gangapurna (7454m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Pisang Peak (6091m).

    The highlight of the trek is reaching the Annapurna Base Camp, which is situated at an altitude of 4,130m. The base camp offers an exceptional viewpoint to witness the Himalayas' breathtaking vistas in the Annapurna range, making it a photographer's paradise. The trek is also an opportunity to explore diverse species of flora and fauna, including the rhododendron trees and the Lophophorous Danphe birds and Himalayan Monal.

    If you are looking for a short trek that offers a unique cultural experience, breathtaking views, and an opportunity to explore diverse species of flora and fauna, the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek by Himalaya Land Treks is an excellent choice. With its well-developed trails and preserved culture, the trek lets you learn to live with unity and harmony, preserving the original culture and tradition of welcoming everyone as guests and treating guests as gods.

    What is the best time for short ABC trek?

    During spring, the weather is warm and dry, and the trekking trail is surrounded by the blooming rhododendron forests, making it an ideal time for trekking. In addition, the skies are clearer, and the views of the Annapurna Range are more spectacular during this season.

    The autumn period (September-December) is another excellent time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. During this season, the weather is stable, and the skies are clear. The temperature is moderate, and the trails are less crowded compared to the peak season of spring. Additionally, the autumn season provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains with a clear view of the night sky.

    It is important to avoid trekking during the monsoon season (June-August) because of the heavy rainfalls that cause landslides, making the trail slippery and dangerous. The views are also obscured by the clouds and mist, which can be disappointing for trekkers.

    Alternative packages

    Besides this trek, if you want to access the Annapurna region in a short period taking a different route then can check out our other packages Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 

    If you want to feel the pure essence of Himalaya creating more adventure then Mardi Himal Trek is go to trek for you.

     If you want an additional adventure along with trekking then you can check out annapurna base camp trek with safari

    Join us in this magnificent adventure that takes you to the heart of the beautiful Annapurna Valley in a short period of time. Don't miss the chance to trek to the mesmerizing Annapurna!    


    Trip day to day detail itinerary

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    Cost Details

    Good to know before trip booking

    What's Included

    Airport pick up and drop off upon arrival and departure

    Pre-trek meeting

    2 nights' stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu

    Deluxe tourist bus travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back

    All necessary permits and paperwork (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS)

    Trekking equipment provided: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles, and a duffel bag

    Experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)

    Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging covered

    Private transport from Pokhara to Kilyu and back

    Full meals provided: breakfast, lunch, and dinner of your choice

    Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies

    Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner

    Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water

    Oxi-meter provided to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation to ABC and return

    Mountain accommodation provided (soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet)

    3-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast included

    Comprehensive First Aid kit provided

    All government and local taxes included

    Souvenir provided: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map

    Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurants with traditional ethnic music and dance

    What's Not Included

    • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
    • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
    • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
    • The cost incurred during the tour around the city.
    • Cost for additional trips.
    • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
    • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
    • Bar and beverage bills.
    • Tip for guide, porter, and drivers.

    Dates & Prices

    Book your trip with confidence

    Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas on our fixed departure Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in 2023/2024. With our top-notch itinerary, affordable prices, and seamless experience, you can embark on this adventure with confidence.

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    Useful Information

    Good to know before you travel

    Are you planning on trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp? This beautiful and challenging trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, and it's easy to see why. With stunning scenery, fascinating cultural experiences, and plenty of physical challenges, it's a great choice for those who love adventure and exploration. However, before you go, there are a few things you should know to ensure that you have the best possible experience.

    Here are some tips to keep in mind:

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost 2024/2025

    We are excited to offer you an incredible adventure at an affordable price. Our Annapurna Base Camp trek is designed to provide you with a memorable and rewarding experience amidst the stunning Himalayan landscapes. Take a look at our competitive pricing options for the short Annapurna Base Camp trek:

    For solo adventure to the Annapurna Base Camp at a cost of only US$ 950. If you prefer to trek with a small group of friends or family, our discounted rate for 2-4 individuals is US$ 900 per person. With a group size of 5-8 people, the cost per person is reduced to US$ 850,  and our discounted rate for a group size of 9-15 individuals is US$ 800 per person. 

    At Himalaya Land Treks, your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. Our package includes all necessary trekking permits, comfortable accommodation, delicious meals, reliable transportation, and the guidance of experienced trekking guides. We also provide a porter to carry your luggage, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas without any burden.

    Prepare Physically

    This trek is physically demanding, so it's essential to be in good shape before you go. Make sure to do some training and cardio exercises to build up your endurance and strength.

    Plan Your Route

    There are different routes to reach the Annapurna Base Camp, and each one has its own unique features. Research and choose the one that suits your preferences and abilities.

    Choose the Right Time

    The best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp is during the spring and autumn months when the weather is favorable, and the views are stunning. Avoid trekking during the monsoon season (June to August) as the trails can be slippery and dangerous.

    Pack Smart

    Pack light and only carry the essentials. Make sure to bring warm clothing, rain gear, comfortable hiking shoes, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

    Be Respectful of the Culture

    The Annapurna region is home to several ethnic communities with their unique cultures and customs. Show respect for their traditions and beliefs, and avoid behavior that could be offensive or disrespectful.

    Stay Hydrated and Nourished

    Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated during the trek, and eat nutritious food to keep your energy levels up.

    Follow the Trekking Rules

    There are specific trekking rules and regulations in Nepal that you must follow, such as obtaining the necessary permits and avoiding littering. Make sure to adhere to these rules to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

    By keeping these tips in mind, you'll be well prepared for your Annapurna Base Camp trek. Remember, it's not just about reaching the destination but also enjoying the journey, so take your time, savor the views, and make the most of your adventure.

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